Blackwell Masonry specializes in several different kinds of natural gas and wood burning fireplace repairs. We provide the following services:
Traditional Masonry Fireplaces
Masonry fireplaces are an efficient but less conventional way to provide heat for homes. These types of stoves and fireplaces are designed to burn a very hot fire, which means that the chimney damper stays open to ensure that there is always a lot of air available. The masonry that makes up the fireplace absorbs the high amount of heat from these big fires and radiates that heat into the room over time. Since these masonry fireplaces function differently than more conventional fireplaces, you need a specialist to deal with repairing them.
Inserts: Zero Clearance
Zero Clearance means that a fireplace can be surrounded by combustible materials without fear of them igniting. Each zero clearance fireplace has its own limitations, which means that combustible building materials might be able to be installed against the body of the fireplace without fear of combustion or heat damage. We install these kinds of fireplaces.
Blackwell Masonry provides water and smoke repairs for fireplaces that suffer from those problems. We can also help prevent this from happening in the future by installing chimney caps, repairing cracked chimney crowns, repairing deteriorated brick and mortar joints, and repairing/replacing leaky flashing.
Terracotta Tile Hearths
We can also install and repair terracotta tile hearths for fireplaces. Terracotta hearth tiles are crafted from a variety of quality stone and ceramic materials, and finished for maximum durability. Teracotta tiles are porous, brick coloured, clay floor tiles that come in various sizes and make excellent hearths for fireplaces.
Licensed for Upgrades to Code
With over 27 years of experience working in the Waterloo region, Blackwell Masonry is licensed to provide fireplace upgrades to current and changing codes. We stay educated and up to date with changing legislation and bylaws so that you don’t have to. If you think your fireplace needs to be updated, give us a call and we can determine that for you.
Blackwell Masonry Ltd. – Masonry Specialists for Kitchener/Waterloo
Blackwell Masonry has served the Kitchener/Waterloo region for over 25 years, and specializes in all areas of residential masonry.